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Pedagogical Sciences: Youth at Risk (track)

After graduation

Graduates of the Master's programme in Youth at Risk are trained professionals with excellent international career opportunities in policy, research and development, and prevention practice in the field of youth care – working with youth, parents, peers, and schools.

Where do our graduates work?

  • Prevention practice (e.g. Centres for Youth and Family)
  • Policy (e.g., Municipalities)
  • Research and development (e.g. Unicef, WHO)
' I would like to continue with research into sexual minority youth/groups. To date, Youth at Risk has opened many doors for my doing so.'

Charlotte Loopuijt


Graduates of the Youth at Risk master track are able to use their knowledge to make and monitor youth care policy, do research and teach on child and adolescent (risky) development, and to support youths at risk and their parents, peers, and teachers.

Career coaching during the Master’s track Youth at Risk

You can make use of a wide variety of career tools and support from the UvA Student Careers Centre (SCC) during your studies. The SCC organises career events, workshops, training courses, as well as CV checks, interview practice sessions and much more.

Career events

The UvA Student Careers Centre organises several events for Bachelor's and Master's students from all disciplines. They include workshops, labour market trends, inspiring speakers, CV check, contact with employers, having a professional LinkedIn photo taken and best practices for applying to jobs.